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Win7 Media Player generates DVD sound dropouts

Q: Win7 Media Player generates DVD sound dropouts

A bug in Win7's Media Player:
It can play video DVDs that have normal moving picture and sound. But if the picture is a non-moving still photo, the soud comes out with severe dropouts. As soon as the still photo is over and the picture is again a moving one, the sound is ok. An ordinary DVD player connected to a TV played the same DVD without hiccups.

Because the DVD was authored at home, the investigations were easy. The DVD was encoded using variable bitrate. Media Player's sound decoding can't handle the situation, where the video bitrate is low due the not changing picture. No matter, was the sound encoded using PCM, MPEG or Dolby Digital.

When the video in DVD was encoded using constant 6 Mbit/s bitrate MPEG-2, its sound played continuously also in Win7's Media Player. That was a good lesson to learn before giving out some material that must be generally playable.

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I have a Dell Vostro, with windows 7 ultimate 64. Windows media player 12 starts by it's self sometimes. When I close it sometimes it will close but other times it closes then immediately restarts and the only way to get it to stay off is to reboot the computer. I found windows media player diagnostic tool on microsoft's website, when ran it said I have a corrupt library then offered to rebuild it, I let it, it still does the same thing. Dell told me I have a virus and they could not help me. Neither Norton 360, or Microsoft malicious software remover can not find one. HELP. Oops didn't notice I was on XP Forums

A:win media player 12 in win7 starts by its self

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 3 Stepping 4
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 1014 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family, 3 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 38059 MB, Free - 16291 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0FG112
Antivirus: Panda Free Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
I would like to find out how to tell the win media player on my PC. I would like to know if I can install an earlier version of wmp. The version used in win xp had the features I need. This version on my pc does not do what I want. I am wanting to deal with audio only, and the xp version had many options that I can't find in the win7 version.

Any help will be most appreciated. noru22

A:Win media player backgrade from win7

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i recently reinstalled Win 7 onto my dell dimension 4600 and i had vlc media player running on it and it was working perfectly...now if i play a mp3 file it works fine, but if i play a movie or avi file it woulds like a slowed down robot under water that is the only way i can really describe it haha...i previously installed k lite codec pack and that solved the issue before but after doing this again it has not fixed the problem...any ideas?

A:win7 VLC media player problem

Hi you do not need klite for vlc so remove it also remove and reinstall vlc http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

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A friend just got a new desktop with Win7 Home Premium. She has a subscription to watch Celtic games from Scotland. Since she got the new computer, Media Player says it can't play the file (mms).

The thing is, I have Win7 and MP 12 and it works fine on mine. All the settings are the same on both machines. I hooked up my laptop to her internet and it still works fine so it's not an ISP issue.

I turned off the anti-virus and firewall and still no dice. I tried using VLC and it loads and connects, but then gets a lot of garbage on the screen and crashes. AND, I tried using Real Player and the error message I get there is the Media Player error message even though I'm using Real Player.

This is very weird.

A:mms problem with Media Player 12/Win7

Maybe you need more codecs?

Try the K-Lite Codec Pack.

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Hi, I listen to music all the time on my computer (its running windows xp professional).

Today, I put in a cd and I get no sound from the speakers. Everything in mediaplayer looks like the disc is playing. Likewaise, when I open a wav or mp3 file, i get no audio. I also tried the real ob eplayer, and that had the same issue. I do get audio from speakers when I test a system sound.

I clicked on the audio icon and everything is unchecked.

any ideas?


A:No sound from media player or real one player

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Hi, I listen to music all the time on my computer (its running windows xp professional).

Today, I put in a cd and I get no sound from the speakers. Everything in mediaplayer looks like the disc is playing. Likewaise, when I open a wav or mp3 file, i get no audio. I also tried the real ob eplayer, and that had the same issue. I do get audio from speakers when I test a system sound.

I clicked on the audio icon and everything is unchecked.

any ideas?


A:No sound from media player or real one player

First, check that your speakers are correctly plugged into the back of your computer and that the power is connected to them, then check to see that your drivers are still installed by going into control panel > Sounds and multimedia, tell me what happens,.
J.B. Joker

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I''m running a much older system w/ Win 98SE. For no reason that I can figure out I have lost the sound while playing either Windows Media Player or Real One Player. My windows sounds and all game sounds are fine. When trying to play a .wmv file with WMplayer I get the following error message...

"Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There may not be a sound device installed on your computer, it may be in use by another program, or it may not be functioning properly."

When I ask for more information I get the following message.

"Windows Media Player Error Message Help

You've encountered error message C00D11BA while using Windows Media Player. We are investigating the cause of this error. We will post more information about this error when it becomes available. "

Can anybody help me???

A:No sound w/Media Player or Real One Player

Use a different media player. try Winamp

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Ok I have a question about mediaplayer in win 7, I have a playlist saved and each time I play it I get Media Player cannot locate the file message. Well the mp3 are on my d drive on my laptop which is the pc I'm using and I know the files are there but it keeps doing this. I have one drive partitioned in to two drives c and d drives and I keep all my important files on the d drive along with my mp3s, how do I make media player stop saying it can't find the files when it can?

A:media player win7 hp64 question

See if this helps - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...7-cacd57ba1620

Info on WMP -



Regards. . .



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I just realized that the Media Player in Win7 doesn't have those great features found in Player 11 in WinXP, e.g. sound effect and equaliser. How to get those features back?

A:Media Player in Win7 is a simplified version?

Play some music.
At the bottom of the page Switch to Now Playing.
Right click on the screen and choose Enhancements.

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I am using windows 7 64 bit and was wondering if there was a way to enque files from a playlist? Like a playlist within a playlist Might have to switch back to winamp based on that

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I just installed a clean install on my 64bit machine with Windows7 Pro. Media Player is nowhere to be found. Searching the drive discovered hundreds of files that are not executable and have the registry naming system in them, also found several .dlls but no executable. Microsoft's site simply says that it is installed with the OS and there is nothing about how to add it. I did look through all the add windows features and did not find it. I also tried to find the .cab file on the install DVD to see if I could manually install it, but I could not find that as the file structure of install discs has changed since I knew how to do this before.

Anyone know how to install it? I would like to play music and videos.

Thanks in advance.

A:Solved: Media Player missing in Win7 Pro

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I'm having an issue with Windows Media Player for Windows 7.

I imported a bunch of playlists and their associated music files from an XP machine to my new Win7 machine, and some of the music files aren't playing - Media Player simply says that there was "an error" with no further explanation given, but this error only occurs with files with a certain file path.

On my XP machine a large chunk of my music files were located in C:\Documents and Settings\[my name]\My Documents\My Music\[artist name]\[song title] as .wma files. I know that in Win7 the Documents and Settings subdirectory was replaced by Users or something - that's not the real problem, because for all my other music files, the file paths as shown in my WMP playlists will adjust themselves automatically and play the music files correctly no matter where the files are moved. My issue stems from the fact that WMP is not correcting the file paths for the files located in Documents and Settings the way it is for all the other files. There is no way to edit the file paths in WMP, or I would have tried that.

This is not the first time I've moved my XP playlists to a Win7 machine, but on my previous attempts I have had no problem simply copying all my music to one folder and playing them in WMP. So I'm not sure why it's not working this time.

I would prefer to avoid rebuilding all my playlists by hand - I really don't think that should be necessary, since as I said I've moved all my data from an XP to a W... Read more

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My WIndows Media Player plays; there is sound. But Internet sites have no sound. I can't hear Van Morrison on You Tube or anything else.

What should I do?

A:Media Player sound - yes; Internet sound - no

Hi haskellbob..

have you checked:

- Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced tab:
Scroll down to the Multimedia subsection and ensure 'Play sounds in webpages' is checked?

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can anyone point me in right direction what to do
seem to have lost soundman at bottom of screen near clock not sure why it has gone didnt delete it im sure. its on my pc when i open it it appears near clock ?

other question no sound in windows media player when play movies from disc

im running xp

A:sound man/media player video no sound

thx northernsoul55 helped me with the problem found disc that i had with it on but something was hiding it problem now solved
thx guys

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Hello everyone,

Recently I upgraded my computer hardware to a new motherboard, graphics card and processor. I moved my old hard disks (from my old hardware) into this new computer, turned it on and it started right up, I just had to re-validate Windows 7, which went without a hitch.

Yesterday, I bought a new headset and started using it with my PC (before I was using desktop speakers), however, when I turned on some music, I was hearing a lot of stuttering/static while it was playing. I had this problem before, but it usually only happened when there was a program running that was taxing the CPU, and that isn't an issue now.

I read around for a while last night about the issue, and it turns out that it's something called "DPC Latency", so I downloaded all the tools and tried to troubleshoot it for a few hours before I went to bed with no luck.

So far I've tried:
disabling HPET in bios & switching it to 64 bit mode (it was on 32 previously)
turning off Powermizer on the Nvidia card
disabling all USB ports one by one
disabling all audio and network drivers
changing the power settings for the CPU and HDD (tried this AHCI Link Power Management - Enable HIPM and DIPM
updated all my drivers except by BIOS so far (I haven't tried that because it seems kind of risky, but I suppose I would do it as a last resort)
Another issue I was having was with my processor making this high pitched whistling noise, but when I turn off "disable processor idle" in the ... Read more

A:DPC Latency & sound dropouts

As you moved to a new motherboard, you need to install all the motherboard chipset drivers and the device drivers for the hardware devices including the audio. The audio is especially critical and you should only use the drivers from the motherboard vendor, as non vendor drivers can have problems.

Start with the install of the correct drivers and work from that. Also, the video drivers are an issue with the sound problems you are having.

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Bought a new DELL, have XP home running. Plugged in my old speakers to the sound card. I have sound during the applications and games but when I put a CD in and it starts up MEDIA PLAYER, I have NO SOUND? I can see the little bar at the bottom go back and forth, so it appears to be playing, but cannot hear sound? CRaZY....how could I have sound when I play a game, and open and close applications, but cannot hear a CD play? Any ideas?

A:SOUND...but not in Media player

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I've tried to straighten this out before and have been trying different players. I can't seem to get ONE player to work with everything, even when set as default for them.

I have WIN 98 SE (with Pentium Celeron processor, I thought this might be a problem because the newest WMP (9) says it should have a Pentium 2 or higher)

But, I've tried WMP 8 and the same thing happens.

I was on a website that said the newest version of WMP or RP is required, so downloaed WMP 9 from a link on that site.

Before this I have tried other players and versions. I dl Real Player (7, not the newest, the one that was recommeded for what I have) and I have (and have had in the past WinAmp, and various verisions of it.

Last night I got it so I have Real Player, which plays sound files from my computer, and WinAmp which played CDs. I couldn't get one to work for both. No matter how I set it.

I have tried WMP, older versions of it, and have the same problem as with the new (9) I just dl now.

On some of the sites I tried the picture would come on, but no sound. And on some NOTHING. It loads and buffers and says it's playing but nothing is there.

The little I did see of it (an Iraq webcam, which is not really clear, and apparently is night there) and a BBC newscast (picture and no sound) showed the picture very clear. It also has the full screen option to make it bigger.

I have decided I like WMP better (I know, it has features where it reports, or you need to have a lic... Read more

A:No sound in Win Media Player

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I am currently using win media player 7.1, OS is win98. I am getting sound from the internet sites etc., that do NOT require a media player of any kind.

When I click on sounds from control panel I can hear sounds from there also. When I play a radio stn from win media player OR Real Audio One.. NO sound.

When I try to listen to web site that broadcasts through a media player a web site using the player.. NO sound! If I want to play a news station or something like that thru real Audio I can hear it!

The only sounds I get thru win media player is when I play a cd, but the sound is low.. and cannot raise it!

I have tried my volume levels on my keyboard, and also from my Master sound control panel. All checks out ok!
I have NO yellow marks on my media devices in control panle either!

thks in advance 4 ya help!

A:HELP!! Media player - NO sound.

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Any idea why I suddenly have no sound using Media Player? It worked the last time I used it. And it works from the other user's desktop.

A:No sound in media player

Try F8

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So I've had this problem for a long time and it's just annoying, I'm running on a Dell XPS 15 on a Windows 7 64 bit OS. Before updating my sound driver (HD Realtek audio), I had to turn off audio enhancements to get any sound from VLC or said media player, however there is a huge drop in sound quality, so I kind of neglected it and went on with having poor sound quality. Well I just now updated my driver and though I get sound through websites and sound from my games (Diablo 3, CS:GO, etc.) I still don't receive sound from VLC, ITunes or any other media player. I'm not sure what to do because the drop in sound quality has started to annoy me so I don't want to turn off the audio enhancements.

A:No sound from media player

Go to control panel>Hardware and sound>Adjust system volume. Then open up itunes and or whatever else will not work, and make sure you see it under the system volume tab as raised. Also check any other Ex: Applications.
Now if that is fine, Go back to hardware and sound but instead click manage audio devices check and just to make sure that the speakers are working fine.
Next for VLC try this All programs > VideoLAN > Reset VLC media player preferences and cache files to reset settings, see if this fixes VLC's no sound.
For windows media player try this Start>Run>msdt.exe -id WindowsMediaPlayerConfigurationDiagnostic
Follow the guidelines within the troubleshooting window to see if it fixes your problem.

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I was listening to a song in medai player 11 and all of a sudden the sound cut out. I made sure it wasnt muted and it wasnt, the volume is all the way up. The volume is still working on everything on the computer except for WMP 11. Any idea on how I can get the sound back?

A:No sound in Media Player 11

I'm starting to think that WMP 11 was a mistake. I do hear stereo sound, but not Mono sound - see discussion here: http://forums.techguy.org/multimedia/541727-no-mono-sound-windows-media.html

Please post any progress you make, I'm thinking that the issues may be related and I may have to learn about Codecs or try to revert to version 10, although for Mono sound issues, others have reported that the downgrade did not help, even though originally Mono sound worked in WMP 10.

Please post a any progress ! and good luck.

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Hey guys, i get no sound when playing a dvd in win media player all other players work fine.Its been like this for some time now and is about time i fixed it. Thanks, any help would be great.

A:no sound from win media player

Go into options and have a look around here...

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Media Player will show clips, but there is no sound. I first thought it might be a Direct X problem, but now I'm not sure. Direct X reports my MIDI DLS file missing, but does that have anything to do with Media Player? I've reinstalled DirectX and Media Player 9, but still no sound. Any suggestions?

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Howdy, I'm not getting any sound from the windows 98 media player when I try to play a cd. The numbers move but nothing comes out of the speakers except a hissing noise. I've checked all the adjustment levels I know but still nothing. It did work a one time but have not tried using it for quite awile. Any suggestions for computer tech novice? Thanks So Much

A:no sound from media player

Ride on. Did you hear what he said Saltero(sp?). Ride on! To me! Eli Wallach to Yul Brenner in The Magnificent Seven. The greatest western of all time(The Wild Bunch is a close second). Anyway I suprised myself and found out that the select boxes under the sliding adjustment knobs were empty and needed to be checked. These are located in the advanced section of audio devices. So I'm riding on, but just like Eli Wallach, I'll be back. Thanks

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out of the blue my windows media player won't produce any sound. the songs/media are playing but no sound is coming out of my speakers. the speakers are set up correctly and the volume on both the speaker and the computer are all the way up.

i attempted to uninstall media player but it is not on the add/remove list in control panel.

any thoughts or ideas? thanks


A:media player has no sound

Are you sure you volume is not muted? I've had this problem once before and it turned out I muted all of the volume control. Go into control panel and search around for volume or sound options. It should be in there somewhere.

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got a used pc not too long ago... and had some problems
with dll32 because of a modem problem, did an overlay of win98se to solve that problem... but when I installed winamp8.2 could not get any sound from the system(win amp)... started checking(should have checked before to see if windows media player was working before the win amp install but dont know)but didnt get any sound from the windows media player...cd player works ok, np... but cannot get media player to work...have replaced drivers to sound card...in device manager, card is installed with no conflicts... have reinstalled direct x latest... have uninstalled and reinstalled sound card a few times ...uninstalled win amp ... and finally reformated in case I missed something... no sound yet from media player, video part of player ok(have kept to a minimum any other programs until I resolve this problem)...yet the cd player works ok ... did a test in direct x of sound and music and get a message the test failed because direct sound resources were being used by another caller(no other programs open or anything being used at the moment)
350mhz amd k2
0S 98se
3gb hd
96mb ram
sound card sb 16 isa model ct 2800

A:no sound media player

In Control Panel, open the Multimedia icon /folder, what is listed for Preferred Devices in both areas? They normally match the Sound card....but anything can be set up.... then, you would use that program or device to play media files.....
Does the volume speaker icon show on taskbar, lower right, of desktop? Does any sound at all, like startup sound at boot, work? Sounds like either all the sound driver you got installed did not install, or you had the default taken over by another player, Real Player, or some program....
How about the CD audio cable that may go to the sound card- did you knock that loose, or take it off? Some modems and sound cards, at least the older ones, are combo cards...they are trickier to set up, doubt you have one, just a thought.

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ok so i start playing a video clip/dvd and the sound works fine....until i fast forward/move the time bar forward. when I do that, the sound goes away and won't come back until i either quit/restart WMP or just move the time bar back to the start...

A:no sound in media player

It could be an audio codec problem or a bad file you are trying to play

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I updated to Windows Media Player 11 the other day and what a nightmare! All my sound is gone. I restored to prior to the upgrade but still no sound. The error for my Media Center when I try to view Live TV is Audio Device Error, no video can be displayed because audio device cannot be detected.

Can anyone help with this? I appreciate anything!!

A:Media Player and all other sound is gone.

Click on this site http://www.mydigitallife.info/2006/...-genuine-advantage-wga-validation-workaround/ and have a read to see if you get any help from it .....

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...not sure what's happened - one minute, I was listening to music, then I wasn't - it plays the tracks - but no sound.

Other players play, with sound - but still can't get anything from media player.

I've gone through all of the media player options, but can't see anything unusual.

If this is unfixable, can anyone recommend free alternative please - my version of J-River (which has now been uninstalled) had problems too (I uninstalled it in case it was anything to do with the media player problem)

I work in IT Support - and have checked everything that I can think of.



A:Media player - no sound....

well its a microsoft product isnt it nuff said.

Oh check out winamp http://www.winamp.com

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Hi guys,

firstly i trust you guys all had a good christmas!
mine was a bit disapointing...my girlfriend bought me a micro remote control
helicopter...but i crashed it 2 days later and it broke...anyway!

happy new year to all of you on this brill site!!!
this is gonna be a good one...i can feel it!!!

anyway...down to business!!!

i have vlc media player installed and i love it!
i also have mega codecs installed...the one with media player classic bundled in it...
my computer sound is working...vlc has no sound...

i have reinstalled vlc media player...my sound drivers and kl mega codecs...
to no avail!!!

i have checked my sound levels in vlc...everything looks normal...
any ideas???

A:VLC media player has no sound...

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My media player uses a dvi to hdmi cable. The audio options available to me are optical, coaxial or AV cables.

My LCD tv won't play sounds when I plug in the DVI-HDMI cable and the AV red and white cables. And it doesn't have any such input for optical or coaxial.

There is also s-video and component cable outputs on my media player which I believe don't carry sound either.

Otherwise I think I am going to need to buy a stereo/hifi system with RCA, optical or coaxial audio in to get the audio to work with HD? Is that about right?

A:Getting sound on my media player

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I ran an attachment from an email thru my Media Player. The attachment would not run correctly (I am told it worked fine on others computers) and now I have no sound when I run Media Player.

The video portion works fine, just the sound is gone. My sound seems to work fine on all other programs.

Is there a way to refresh or reinstall Media Player to get the sound to work again?

Thanks for your help!


A:No sound for Media Player

WMP has its own mute button and volume control. Make sure these are on as well as your XP volume control.


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Media Player in windows 7 will play DVDs for me, but not the sound. I have K-lite codecs installed and sound works fine in media player classic, et. all.


A:never sound in media player

Knew this one would come up here soon.

Go to the control panel then Hardware and Sound then to Manage audio devices then right click and choose speaker properties then go to the advanced tab. Choose the "16 bit 48000 hz (DVD Quality)" This will get the sound working in your Windows Media player.

With the new Win build the default setting has changed so DVD's won't play sound in WMP unless you do this first.

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Running XP home, I put a cd in the tray and WMP is the default, I click Play cd and the track numbers appear and the song titles. The slider bar at the bottom says it is playing and name the song, but there is no sound, none, nata.

I tried playing the cd with Napster and it played just fine.

I did check the Devices, and didn't find anything flagged.

Any ideas guys?????


A:Windows Media Player- No sound

I'm sorry, I won't be able to answer your question. But one thing that may be helpful to others would be. Can you play a music file in WMP that is already on your computer & get it to work?

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when I try to play music with wmp i get the following message
Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might not be functioning properly.
If I use Itunes the music plays fine, but nothing on wmp. also when i open wmv file the video is working but no sound. when i check the sound card is set as default.
any ideas?


A:no sound on windows media player


Have you re-installed you sound card driver? and re-installed Windows Media Player?

If you do have any problems or they do not work let us know,


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I have Win XP Home and Win XP Professional on another computer and they both have media player 10 them. I can watch video but I have no sound. I have check the speakers and they are hookup also did a trouble shoot with not solving the problem on my system.
Oh by the all the video I am trying to view is on line if that may help with any advice I can get on this issue.
Can anyone give me any suggestions as to why I am having this problem?

A:media player 10 video but no sound

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I am having problems with Windows Media player 9 on windows xp pro. It plays the video of any file you would like to play but the sound does not work. The player attempts to download a codec but microsoft says that the codec is not avaible. These files work perfectly on every other player. I installed ffshow codec pack which was recommended by an anime site. Before my problems, it worked perfectly. I even tried installing windows media player 10 beta. I get the same problem. I went to uninstall it but the player wont unistall which is another problem in and of itself. I was woundering if it could have been lame codec so i tried installing that. There was no effect. Then I tried uninstalling it, to no avail. Btw, the problem started because of me uninstalling nimo codec pack in the first place. Nimo is said to be a bad codec pack because it intereferes with adobe photoshop. Please help me!

A:win media player sound problems...

Download gspot. It'll tell you what audio codec to install.


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Hi guys.

I am running windows media player 9 series, I have fully set up a 5.1 surround system using a Sound blaster Live 24-bit Sound Card. When I test the speakers on the Creative Speaker Test bar, each speaker says, "front left, Front right, Rear left" etc... Hoewver, when I play an Mp3 or Avi File in Media Player, I am only getting audio output in the front left and right speakers.
I have enabled 5.1 output in control panel/Audio/speaker settings, but still no joy.

The man who built my PC tells me Media Player neeeds a codec to support 5.1 sound. Is this the case? What should I do next?

Many thanks in advance.

A:5.1 sound in Windows Media Player?

hello thistle, i'm not too sure if this is your answer but i would have thought to get all of you speakers firing you would need to input a 5.1 source. To my understanding MP3 and avi's are stereo or mono only. Does your setup work when you play a 5.1 enabled dvd?

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I can't seem to get any audio out of windows media player 11. I can get video, but if I try to listen to an mp3 file I get the following error message:

"Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there is a problem with your sound device. There might not be a sound device installed on your computer, it might be in use by another program, or it might not be functioning properly."

I have an audigy 2zs platinum sound card. I'm running an optical cable from my card to a pioneer 7.1 receiver. I have audio in all other programs/media players.
I have tried reinstalling the sound card and drivers, but I still get no audio with windows media player. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:no sound with windows media player


Check in right-click>properties your sound device in Device Manager found in Accessories>Administrative Tools>Computer Management.

See mainly for the driver version, and any conflicts under the tabs.

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I put a dvd disk in my laptop the movie playes but NO SOUND ! The sound is on I checked the sound icon & WMP sound is also on but still no sound . The dvd is okay because the sound playes on my my desktop & DVD player. Any ideas why I have no sound on my laptop , it's a Compaq Passareo laptop? It use to work just fine . I should add it will play & I can hear my adio CD's I just can't hear anything on DVD Format. I also went into sound properties they looked okay. Do you have any more suggestions ?

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I'm running Windows Xp and in the last month or so, if I'm surfing the next and start Media Player, the sound gets interrupted and a static crackle sound happens intermittenly.
P4 3ghz 1mb ram

Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.

A:Media Player Crackle Sound?

The speaker cable could be loose, and static is jumping between the cord and the socket. Possibly try another set of speakers/headphones. And Seriously, 1mb ram?

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Man, I am bumming one day my media player was fine the next no sound!
Things I have done. Checked all cables wires speakers ...All work, checked all settings on computer (that I know about) and turned volume on highest level. I have removed and reloaded the drivers on my computer. I have downloaded microsoft media player 10 version. I have had some vidio clips off of CNN play with sound but nothing from my music. I am a drummer and I need to use this computer to practice with HELP!

A:No sound from microsoft media player on XP

Greeting Zephead, and Welcome to TSF.

Please try these steps in order....

Right click on the Volume Control in the System Tray [near the clock]..If you don't have the Volume Control icon in the taskbar, do this..
Go Control Panel > Sound and Audio Devices > tick the box 'Place Volume icon in the taskbar' > Apply > OK.
Now: Open Volume Control > Options > Properties > Playback > scroll down and make sure that all of the following are ticked: Volume Control; Wave; SW Synth; Front; CD Player; Line-In; and, 'microphone'. Now click Recording, and tick the following: Stereo Mix; CD Player; Line-In ; Microphone. Now click Playback again > OK.
Back to Options > Advanced > there should now be an 'Advanced button on the Microphone, click it > tick the box ' 1 Mic Boost' Close, and exit out of Volume Control.

Now right click on the System Tray Icon again > Adjust Audio Properties > at the bottom next to Speaker Volume, click Advanced and set the type of speakers you have from the drop down box > OK. Now click on Speaker Volume and make sure that the volume is not turned down >OK.

Now go Voice > Test Hardware, and the Test wizard will run you through a test to see that everything is [hopefully] working, and when your done > OK >OK.

As I said hopefully you should now have sound, but if not post back and we'll scratch our heads again.

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when i open my media player and I have been using my VLC media player to play video recordings for a project I am working on. Everything has worked great, but suddenly, while listening and watching a video file, the sound stopped playing

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